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ALICE CARY'S SWEETEST POEM
Ho apologr is needM at thia time for reproducing
the foDowtajr exqnistte lines by tbe kunented Alice
Cary-anes hkA,i4fc flyman rf so .oupateM
critic aa Edgar A. Poe, dta is to rank amonf ta
wry nneet oontributtons to tha poetic Btnatna
Of an tha beautiful picture
That kan am Memory wan,
la on of a dim old forest,
That asematk best of all ;
Hot for tta gnarled oaks olden,
Hot for th rioleta golden
That sprinkle toe rale below; ,
Sot for tie miDnrhite Ulie J
That lean fran the fragrant hedge, j
Ooqueting all day with the bod beams, -
And stealing their golden edge; '
Xot for tbe Tinea on the upland ',
Where tbe bright red berries rest; j
Xor the pinks, nor the pals, sweet cowslip,
It seemeta to me the best."
I ones had s UtUe brother ',
With eree that were dark and deep t "
In the lap of that'oUea foreat ,
beth hi pesos asleep; j
' lfht as the down of the tattle,
Free as the winds that blow.
We rored there the beautiful Snmmers,
Tbe Summon of long ago ; . '.
Bat his feet on the hilla grew weary, '
And one of the Autumn eras '
. I made for my Uttle brother i ,
- Aied f the yiom leases.. ... j
. i t f . , - !
1 feraetrrnfe pale anna f sMed '
My neck tn a meek embrsee. -. i
As the light of immortal beauty
Buenuy oupeteu BM isos ;
And when the arrows of sunt
Lodged in the tree-tops bright, -
He fell, tn his saint-like beauty.
Asleep by the gates of hgbt.
Thersfore, of all the picture , . ,
I That hang en Memory wall, I f
j I The on of the dim eld foreat , , !
Seemeth beat of all. - t .
From Godey's Lady's Book.
MY COUNTRY CLOWN.
MY COUNTRY CLOWN. BY L. S. CRANDELL.
, ' Dkab Limx ELarB : We long to eeo
thy o Leery face in thy quiet circle, and
now that summer iscome, we send thee
our most urgent pleadings to redeem
that oft. retreated promise to visit us.
Thy uncle Oids me ssy, our nephew,
Herbert Graye, will be here also to as
sist in rendering thee contented. ,' Gire
. our lore to thy parents, and do not re
fuse to seoept our, invitation. Very
' loringly, thy aunt, - ;
MY COUNTRY CLOWN. BY L. S. CRANDELL. MARTHA HAYES.
. . This is the note that was handed me
as I returned from a drive with' the
, elegant snd, accomplished Conrad Mc-
"How provoking L.I will not go one
' step ! " I cried, throwing the note from
me in vexation. -
perusing the contents, remarked, calm
, "Of course you will go, my daugh
ten " . h
" Of course I will not Mr. McLean
iiiag vuava vsaxj guvuiu citvuia uirj
I son &t the White Mountains" And you
r know very well I could not exisf with-
' out without lively company."
"But, nodonbt Elsie you will find
Mr. Ursve to be Vfsr pleasant. -
.. "Pleasant, indeed 1 A great, awk
ward country clown ! i
I fairly shed tears at the prospect of
leing -obliged to spend the summer in
such company. " Unt when father unit
. "ed his argument against me, I was ob-
eordingly, one bright morning, I found
,r mj3ii uu ae pisutmn 01 u sxanon
n-.Ll . T 1 3 .1 .
fnr trm nYiff tn aIaith inn nrwHiniy
behold an overgrown yonth, -still wear
ing the cloths of . his boyhood, with a
broad brimmed quaker hat, and aspir
ing rea siae whisk era, wno
. "Tradged along, unknowing what be aougbt:
And whistled as he went, for want of thought."
I had not long to wait. Down the
road came uncle's span, driven by
masculine representative, who must, of
- - i r d a i
cuunH ue xr. urrnTO. -- .na inere, m-
- deed, were the vertiable side whiskers,
unaer Droaa Dnm, moained, However,
in color, being black. " ;- -J :
- " This is Miss Hayes, -1 presume t "
Tha 1)A wl)1fl kiWVmiMntAil 4liaaii
- uau i NICK
words, though evincing embarrassment
was not ungraoerm , -S
"Itis," I replied, " and this is m
trunk, I suppose vou are Mr. Grave I '
' He assented. - la a few moments we
were off toward " Fern DelL " I leaned
back to contemplate my escort, by no
means satisfied to be deprived of Con
rad's refined society, and obliged to
endure his. - - - - ;
.irue, neroers ursve s mamy iace, in
, its frame of black cutis, did not lack
symmetry, and I could imagine, with
those curious, ill-fitting clothes, ex-
' changed for a more fashionable attire.
he would be -comely. - Yet his whole
person bespoke the country -bred man.
" and to me nothing could be more dis
tasteful. ' ' - '-
" ni flirt with the clown, if it's pos-
BiPie," was my mental ejaculation. .
.- We had preserved a solemn silence
since we left the depot, and. I began to
think the man as grave by nature as by
. name urnen ne inniM nm ninra atm
on me and asked: ;
' Have you Tisited this section .be
fore!" .. '
I saw by the ' half hidden- merriment
that lurked in those jetty ' depths, he
did possess ftirtable qualities. This
gave piquance to my efforts to please.
We chattered cosily as we rode along,
until his excellent language and innate
refinement showed me I had misjudged
. At Fern Dell I -was received with
open armes, deluged with kisses, and
soon made at home. ,For a few days I
missed Conrad and - contemptuously
avoided Mr. Grave : but, finding - this
would never do, I roused . myself by
Sunday, resolved to make a gfir. , My
Tinnta'a familw wtr imn TTiVBif
friends, and started early to meeting.
After they had called me several times,
I appeared upon the portico, robed in
a dashy suit of blue satin, with other
things to accord, while outside my
glove flashed the diamond cluster,
which sealed my engagement with Mr,
McLean.- No wonder my aun and
uncle opened their eyes. -1 saw disap
probation in their faced before aunt
said, " My dear child, thee would have
been more appropriately dressed in
thy traveling suit."
"Oh, no, indeed! I could not think
of wearing that to church," I replied
qnickry. - . - ..
. " Our meetings, Elsie, are for the
worship of the Almighty, and. not for
I felt the rebuke, and answered,' Im
patiently: i -.
"Then I will not go at at all 1 If my
wardrobe is not suitable for this place,
I had better go home."
"Get into the carriage,. child ; ; I am
sorry I wounded thee." ! . "
Aunt Martha's tones showed how
pained and surprised she was. - Glanc
ing at Mr. Grave, I read in his eyes a
stern reproof, and was heartly aenam
ed. - - - t -
" 0 annt !" I cried, blushing, "please
forgive that unladylike speech. I will
change my dress this minute."- "
"No, dear," interrupted underwit
is late, and after all, if the heart is
right, it does not matter so much about
the dress. Only Elsie, though - thee
may be.able to worship m spirit and in
truth' when Jthusg arrayed, remember
thee is apt to divert the minds of those
who are not accustomed to such things
from better and purer meditations.
But, come, we must be off." -. i.-.,.
Never had my conscience troubled me
as it did that dy. I created a stir, as
I had desired, but felt that in so doing
I made myself responsible for all the
good seed that might be lost that day.
I never saw any harm in persons dress
ing as they chose, but before I quitted
that little brown meeting hoiwe, I ac
knowledged that when "one was ill
Borne, it wnseat to do eg the Romans
did. - . , , ; . -
- Upon my uncle's farm - stood an old
Bos covered mill, that . bad, not been
used for many years. Strolling that
way one morning, I entered, and per
W i a i VJ
f S win i;
-TOL. V. NO. 27.
M'CONNELSVILLE, OHIO, FRIDAY" MARCH 17, 1871. '
ceiving it unoccupied, threw down
hat tucked up toy dress, and: becan
dancing. The favorites of the ball
room followed each other in quick suc
cession, ana taese being exhausted,
resorted to the fancy ma. The scene
mast have been rather picturesque ;
hgbt curies falling to the waist, clothes
tucked up to my boot-tops, and for
frame-work, the old ruined mill.'- As
knelt in on figure, assuming a listening
attitude, I glanced upward and beheld
Mr. Grave, reclining on a rafter over
head. . In confusion, I caught up my
hat to beat a hasty retreat when the ob
ject of my'disoomfiture swung himself
down IB front of me. -j t , . . , , ,
"'J am sorry to hare distubed -you,
Miss Elfcie. .Do not be displeased,
for I assure you I shall never forget the
pleasure 7904 unconsciously: afforded
me." : .. " .
Thus reassured. I could not forbear
laughing. " ; .
" lou must nave tnougot me dement
ed to rush in here, throw down my hat,
and set to dancing as if for a wager."
"ily admiration conquered .everv
other emotion," was hia gallant rejoin
der. " " ' j -
Well the truth is, the spell was on
me, and I embraced the nrst opportu
nity for its indulgence." i
I thank the fates for allowing me to
be present", -t i
- ''What were gou -doing nerer j
thought the old mill deserted."
' So it is by others.' I came hero to
Mead."- - -
"I regret that I disturbed you." .
"I am glad. .Thetreat was all the
more acceptable for being unexpect-
Don't .vou dance, Mr. Grave ?" ! -
"Then you must let me teach you.
ana we'll Begin' now." -'
He blushed to the roots of his hair.
exclaiming: , ": ; . '
Oh, no, miss JbJsie I 1 X indeed
you must excuse me. It is impossi
ble." ; J -i
Nonsense ! You are not ' conscien
tiously opposed to it, are you tu
"Xes ; our sect prohibits it? '
I saw but a subterfuge, and resolved
to oarry my point . .
"WelL if that's so, just sit down
here, and m relieve you of all religious
scruples." ' ' -
Ensconced upon the sill of a window
overlooking the dam and waterooruse,
I began my proselyting.
"The preiudioea relisrions Deorjle have
against dancing are separately and col
lectively based upon the idea of excess. '
I maintain that those who have good
common sense are the best regulators
of their own conduct and those who
have not, will never be benefited by all
tha rules in Christendom, . sacred or
secular. No one can teach an extremist
moderation. ' If he does sot dance, he
will show his propensities- in - other
things, even more prenicious."
. "You are evidently rersed-in argu
mentative logic,".- laughed Mr, Grave.
Jet those laugh who win," 1 re
torted: "4nt to proceed: Dancing
seems to. be as old as the world: . AH
history speaks of it' and I think it
very likely when the ' morning stars
sang together at creation's birth, they
to be getting to the point ' Does not
this amusement which you are en
deavoring to uphold, feed vanity I ex
pose ladies to ill-assorted oompany t
cultivate the taste for dress t for ex
citement! and, worse than aA do not
the exposure and weariness following a
night of revelry unfit its devotees for
the life before them for many subse
quent days, and, in tome cased, lead to
premature death I " - : -.
''Tour questions" shall' be answered
the best, of my ability. So far as
vanity is concerned, we all have a
greater or less share. Since I was four
rears old, I have been a dancer, and
the "pet of our gay circle, ret I am con
fident, in your . Quaker community,
cannot be found a young lady near my
my own age as impervious to flattery
myself. 'simply because 'familiarity
breeds contempt' and I will ask you
candidly, if, with your knowledge of
me, you can say display more vanity
than the girls with whom you have
been' bred, " although they do not
dance!" , - - :; '
"I cannot say that you do, nr. in
fact so much.".
Then for company. - Jso lady
should attend a social gathering, with
out being well informed as to those,
she is likely to meet and any woman
who has not charact-sr enough to select
appropriate partners for the dance, can
not safely be trusted .at a church fes
tival, picnic, er publio promenade.
Any woman can draw around her suoh
companions as she may please, and if
her inclination is for' the fop, " it is by
means- necessary she -should : be
versed in dancing to gratify that taste.
Dress and excitement are among the
necessaries of life. Women who have
only home matters to occupy their at
tention are apt to become fault-finders."
. ; - -
' But surely you do not believe in
this extravagant display so -common
among the fair sex! " ' " - .' '
"No, and yes. I believe we- would
better without it - but . when one's
social standing and influence depend as
much ' upon dress as they now do, I
think it should receive due attention.
You know the 'habit does not make the
priest, ' whether costly or not So far
dress is connected- with dancing, let
tell yon that part of 'my- wardrobe
intended for church is far more extrava
gent than all my ball-room attires.
Lastly, the fatigue and exposure to
which - you' refer is not half : so dele
terious among the wealthy as lack of
exercise - and proper excitement ..is
among the poor ana mediocrity.-" .
"Then, you approve of this -aimless
with its selfish ends;, this whirl
pool, which engulfs so many . who have
the common sense of which you
speak!" .- ': ' v - ;..
"No. I cannot say that I do. "But
are taking too wide a sweep, and,
usual, embrace the excess. u.BtilL. -I
approve of dancing, both as an ex
ercise and social amusement ' To me
is exceedingly inviirorating. I often
thank the Lord that I can dance. . It is
frequently more -expressive than lan
guage. : . --. . ..
" Yon are an odd little creature. "
"Perhaps I amr but-mv field of
observation has been large, and it does
Bat, Miss Elsie, you do not seem f
appear right to me that; because !
some people carry a thing to excess,'it1
should be cried down by professors of
religion. No more than that we should ;
cease to eat, because the medical - sta- i
tstics show that many ' persons have j
from partaking injudiciously of
' Well, perhaps ice are too strict"; I 'ly
confess I should very much like; to j
have you dance for me again, although
must decline instructiocs in thei
art"- - ' ' " ,,: , .i !
" What is sauce for the gooseis suce .
the gander. If I can dance in mod-
eratioa with impunity, so can you. "
- At lensrth I oonquered, and we took
our places. A merry time we had.
was evidently unaccustomed to " trip
the light fantastio toe. " Bound and
round the mill I went, while he
hopping and stamping after me in such
a ludicrous manner,.. I stopped -and
gave full vent to my. mirth. Herbert
laughed also, declaring he felt like
Shanghai looking for a rose-bug.
Every day we repaired to the mill
an hour or so of merrymaking.
length, I began to teach him the " gal
op j"-r He found it mors difficult than
any of the others ; and, after many in
effectual attempts at the round step,
wound up by stepping on nis own toes,
tripping himself up, and suiting
spread eagle. '- J '
I was convulsed with laughter, being
just able to gasp out : Lo ! a grave
subject is upon the floor. ",
"He sprang to -his feet and 'with
bound -was .at my side. His face
showed neither , anger, chagrin, nor
mirth, but an indefinable, powerful
something that sobered me instantly.
Catching me ra his arms, he gazed
second into my eyes, covered- my .lace
witi kuises, and left tbe muL
I stood where he placed me like one
in a dream. .The first thing I heard
was a little soieam, which seemed to
have been waiting .for an opportunity
to escape. This set me langtung,
though my tears flowed copiously, and
I was in no enviable state when I reach
ed my room. There could - be but one
interpretation of Hi. Urave s conduct
He loved me. and 1 1" I am the
promised bride of Conrad McLean.
There is no room in ' my heart but for
him," I said, resolutely, answering my
mental query aloud.
Uncle came to tea alone.
"Where is Herbert t". asked Aunt
Martha. ", ... . , -
"He was obliged to leave hurriedly
on business, ' and wished me to say to
Elsie here he hoped she would pardon
his rudeness. I told him she wouldn't
think ill of him for leaving without
adieus when business demanded. That
was right eh I" --
" Perfectly right uncle," I answered,
but saw much more in Herbert Grave's
message than did they.' ' :
' Several days elapsed, - and Herbert
did not return.. I had avoided the mill
since he left, but could no : longer re
sist the desire to go thither. Pushing
open the door, -I walked in. The si-
lenoe thrilled me : and, seated in the
.window overlooking the brook, I lean
ed my head against the old worn frame,
and knowing 1 was far out of hearing,
1 - I abut nn Hie door and my ears:
t And opened my heart snd my team.'
-KWhaUs the matter, Elsie!! Start
ing, Hooked up to see Mr. Grave be
side me. Without waiting for my re
ply, he continued; . I have something
to say to you."
- There was none of the bashfulness
left as, seating himself beside me, he
took my hand, and, touching the dia
mond cluster, asked
" Has that ring.' any . significance,
If ever I was tempted 'to falsify, it
was then ; but the stern honor looking
at-me -through-Herberts black eyes
forced the answer, lea.
Will you tell me what it signifies I
Blchard was himself again, and XMPT
piiea, careiessxy : " xi snows x am en
gaged to marry Mr.' McLean. Would
you like to see his picture !"
"I would." - - ' - - "i "'
- Drawing a ''photo" from my pocket
diary. I gave - it to him. After a few
moments' contemplating, he said
- - "Do you love this man I"
: "Of course.'. ;
He gave me a searching look "Elsie,
could you love me !" - -'
I felt the blood mount to my cheeks,
as my eyes fell before his. " '
. " You forget I am engaged."'
"If you were not engaged, Elsie!
Tell me how it would be . if you were
not engaged!" -' . .
He tent toward me eagerly, and
placed his arm around my waist The
sense o Impropriety my mother had in
culcated was touched, ana 1 felt my
seat- - -
"But, Mr. Grave, I am engaged."
- He turned away. Ihere was a mo
ment's silence. - Presently he said, ad
. "Forgive me, Miss Hayes.' I have
insulted your constancy, but-yon know
the motive that prompted. . Shall I Bee
you to the house !--
That evening Herbert bade me good
by, saying he should not return. I grew
restless after his departure, and left for
New Yost. . . .... . . , . ;
A few weeks served to show me how
materially my tastes had altered during
the summer months. . Mr. McLean did
not satisfy me. The engagement was
broken off, and in a short time I was
forgotten for another. The winter
dragged. At the first breath of June
I started for Maryland.' At Fern Dell
I was made- welcome, and Tery thank
fully I received its hospitalities. -.
After the first words of greeting,
aunt remarked: "I am very sorry
Herbert cannot be here to keep thee
company, but his . business in Boston
will not permit him to leave." Did I
.. Early the next morning I hastened to
the old mill, peered into every nook
and corner, till at length . espied a lad
der, before unknown. Ascending it 1
found myself near the rafter from which
Herbert had ' watched my dancin?.
while close under the eaves lay a book.
warped and mouldy, securing the prise,
decended to the window. It proved
to be a book 'of poems. Upon the fly
leaf was written the name of Herbert
Grave, and beneath, "0 Elsie I Mislike
me not for my complexion, the shad
ow's liv'ry of the banish'd sun.' The
heart of the marled oak is sound, and
yours," dated the year before.
"Dear Herbert I Noble Herbert!" I
cried, kissing the faded characters,
then startedilest I had been overheard.
But, no, I was monarch of all I survey
ed, and silence my prime minister.
After that the old mill became my
Mecca, where I wrote, read, or sewed,
as inclination prompted. - -
Thus a month passed. - One beauti
ful morning, sketch-book in hand, I
ensoonsed myself in the old window,
bnt soon my thoughts and eyes wander
ed 1 far . away. - A leaf came-floating
down the stream, and, thinking aloud,
said, -dreamily: "Herbert used to
call such leaves old pred indices, that
were cast oil, and weut floating
on the stream of reason.' - Thus my
one great prejudice against countrymen
and their -appearance has floated, oft
with -the current of Herbert Grave's
true worthy and passed into obkvion. "
. Some one opened the door, and step
died ped within . my sanctum. It wa Her
food. "Ibert Our eyes met He came quick-
to my side.
"Elsie, I heard what you said as I
passed near the window. Is it true!"
"Itis true, Herbert" ? i
"AudtheriiiKt". w ' "
I held up my hand,
"Thank Heaven !"
The side whiskers are
gone, and I
have no longer cause to complain of
ill-out cloths, now that ".am the
ing of the "country down.",
Organization of the XLII Congress.
Sbnatb, March 4. The Senate
called to order by the Vice-President,
when the following new Senators quali
fied : Anthony, of Rhode Island ; Cald
well, of Kansas; Cragin, of New Hamp
shire; jPrelinghnysen, of New Jersey;
Ferry, of Michigan; Hitchcock, .
Nebraska; Kelley, of Oregon; Logan,
of Illinois; Morrill, of Maine; Robert
son, of South Carolina; Stevenson,
Kentucky; Saulsbury, of Delaware;
Casper, of Tennessee; Wilson, of Mas
sachusetts; Wright, of Iowa; Windohv
ef Minnesota;- West of Louisiana.
The names of Senators elect Alcorn,
of Missouri, and Clayton, of Arkansas,
were not called. The ce-President
stated that the name of Vance, Senator
from North Carolina, could not be call
ed, as the legal and political disabilities
of that gentleman had not been removed.
When the name of Goldthwaite, of Ala
bama, was reached. Mr. Sherman oh-'
jected to his being sworn in, and asked
to have read a memorial signed by
members of the Senate and House
delegates of Alabama, protesting against
that gentleman's admission. At this
point the notorious Saulsbury, of Dela
ware, whose term had expired, but who
had not retired from his seat, addressed
chair and objected to the reception
the paper. - Upon being reminded that
he was no longer a member of the ben-
ate, he resumed his seat with an " Oh.
I beg pardon, I forgot" amidst great
laughter. Two set of credentials were
presented from Texas, one representing
that the late Senator Hamilton had
been elected for the next term, and the
other certifying to the election of Hey
nolds. They were temporarily tabled.
Xhe credentials of roster iJIodcrett
claiming a seat as Senator from Ueorgia,
were also presented, but the attention
of the Senate being called to a protest
against his admission, they were laid on
the table. The Senate then adjourned
HOT7SB. The House was called to or
der by the clerk, Mr. McPherson, who
Eroceeded to call the names of members
y states. New Hampshire. Connecti
cut, Aexas and California were not rep
resented, the elections in those states
having not yet been held. Two hun
dred and twenty-three out of two hun
dred and forty-three members answered
to their names. - Mr. Blaine was re
elected Sneaker, and aualiued. The
Speaker then proceeded to administer
the oath . to the members, beginning
with the members from the new i)ng-
laid states. Two members from South
ern states took the modified oath. Ob
jections were made to the admission of
the Tennessee delegation, but over
ruled, and they were sworn in, three of
them taking the test oath of 1862, and
five the modified oath of 1868. Objec
tion was also made to the admission of
the delegation from Mississippi, but
they were sworn in and their credentials
referred. A resolution was adopted
declaring the following persons officers
of the House for the Forty-second Con-
ria: Ed ward McPherson, Clerk; N.
Ordway, Sergeant-at-Arms ; O. S.
Boxtoni Doorkeeper; A. S. King, Post
master, and J7 G.Butler. Chaplain.
The delegates from the Territories were
next called and sworn in. Mr. Dawes
offered a concurrent resolution for an
adjournment sine die, on Wednesday
next the 8th of - March, at twelve
o'clock, which was agreed to. Seats
were next drawn for. after which the
House adjourned until Tuesday. .
Wild Beasts In India.
A report - of the war waged in the
Province of Bengal against the wild
animals and snakes, has recently been
sent in to the East India Goverment
and a similar report in reference' to
alligators has been sent in from the
Province of Madras.' One alligator in
one district had, during one year, des
troyed one man, thirteen head of cattle
and fourteen buffaloes. - The Madras
Goverment pays S25 for each alligator
over eight and a half feet long, killed
by the hunters. . In the Bengal district
over $15,000 were expended in a short
time for the destruction of poisonous
snakes, although only six cents were
paid for each. In Behar, the wolves
are very troublesome, paruculary as
the people are superstitouBly opposed
to killing these animal" believing that
any village where a wolf's blood is spilt
will be affected by ill luck. In another
Province herds of wild elephants have
been ravaging the country for two years.
inconsequence of a difference of opinion
between the respective authorties, as to
their powers to raise forces for the pro
tection of the people. ,
A Ckdcksb Skbvast's Estimate of
Cards. There is a good story told in
Washington about a Chinese servant
employed by Admiral Porter, that on
reception day the duty of attending
the door was assigned to Ah Sin. . Ac
customed to. the social usages of his
own land, where a visitor's rank is in
dicated by the size of the card, and
where a huge yellow one means the
presence of a prince, he treated the
little bits of pasteboard with con
tempt While nodding his head and
tossing the bits of paper uncermouious
ly in the basket the gas collector hap
pened to present his bilL The long,
yellow slip took Ah Sin. With pro
found salaams he bowed the astound
ed gas-man into the presence of the
amazed family. .
t& A Gbateful Acknowlkdgexbst.
A. J. Charlock, a printer in the office of tbe
Ohio Weekly Clarion, writes to tbe proprietor!
of the PuirrATioa Brrms aa - follows:
" Three months a0 I was the mere shadow of
man, and so debilitated that my limbs shook
under me while at work. The oompositor at
the next ease said to me one day, 'Andrew,
yon need a tonic : that's what'a the matter ;
and there's no tonic that - was ever got up
equal to Phhtatioii Brrraa. Try 'em.' I
have tried 'em,' ana you are at liberty to state
(referring to me for confirmation) that they
hare restored my health, and, I believe, Bared
myhfe." , , , v - ii ,
BSrSEA Moss Fastne from pure Irish
Moss, for Blane Mange, Pnddinps, Custards,
Creams, Ac, Ac The cheapest, healthiest,
and most delicious food In the world.
It appears that the number of can
non delivered after the capitulation by
the Taris authorities to the Germans,
havintr fallen short bv four of the nnm-
ber officially reported, the missing ones
were demanded. An answer was re
turned that there had been a mistake in
the count The Germans refused to
accept the explanation, and four new
cannon are being cast to make up the
deficiency. . .
Thb purest and sweetest Cod-Liver
Oil in the world is. Hazabd 4 Caswell's,
made on the sea shore, from fresh, se
lected livers, by Caswell, Hazard &
Co., New York. It is absolutely owe
a..u eweer. rauenw wno nave once .
inneu it preier to aii o"- raysl: :
cians have decided it superior to any of
.the other oils m market.
FARM, GARDEN AND HOUSEHOLD.
The Era of Cheap Beef Over
From the Prairie Farmer.
We thought to escape the severity of
a Northern winter by spending a por
tion of the season in the sunny South,
bnt 'we have been'disappointed.' The
week ending Christmas was severe for a
northern cum ate, ana lelt us detained
for two days by .the ice on the bank of
ited ttiver. -; - --
t And here -now within 20 mil 4 of
Austin, the ground is covered with
snow and ioe,the ponds are frozen over.
and w ait enveloped in our coats and
blankets, shivering around a roaring
fire. .. Three days ago men with their
coats off were very comfortable picking
cotton in ; tne neius. , such is the
fickleness of a Texas climate. The win
ter is unusually severe,' and stock are
doing vary poorly. - In a trip through
thasUite from Preston to Austin and
Galveston, tnronsrh Colli n. Dallas.
Ellis, McLennan, Bell, and Williamson
Uountiosv we hare seen a larger per ct
of. poor cattle and horses than ever be
foie. TTexaa is not the stock country it
, . . . . n... ...
nas ooen. inrongn ' ine center and
southern portion the amount of cattle,
in years past, has been so great that
the original native grasses have been
nearly destroyed, and the range is com
The stock business of Texas is drift
ing westward, and - immense herds
cattle are ranging on the frontier . in
semi-wild state. They seldom see the
face of civilized man except in the
branding season, when men in gangs
of a dozen or more, hunt the country
over, and lasso and brand every un
marked cattle they can find. Hence
the man who has the best, horses and
most men. and is most perseverinc
brands the most cattle, and his stock
from a very small beginning soon be
comes immense. This is a feature of
the stock business, as nowoonducted in
Texas, which renders it almost impossi
ble for an honest man to make it profit
able The only remedy is. to keep
stock? constantly under hand, and the
only part where this would be practi
cable, on account -of the range, is
wholly impracticable on account of the
Indian raids. - - - 1 '
Through the central, and eastern, and
southern portions most stock men are
disposing of their cattle as fast as they
can collect - them. Many propose to
drive their stock to Kansas, others pro-,
pose to sell to dealers at home. We
think the amount of stock which will
reach the Kansas market in June and
July will be much larger than in any
Erevious years, and more of it will be
eld by stock growers themselves, as
stock buyers will hardly be willing to
pay the advanced prices which the stock
growers are anticipating an advance
of 50 to 75 per cent on last spring's
The supply of Texas ; cattle in the
quantity brought "forward in the last
few years cannot continue, and the pri
ces must necessaaily advanoe. 'The era
of cheap beef is over, snd the price in
the near future must be governed by
the status of the vexed Indian question.
which just now is assuming an import
ance which demands a speedy solution.
The question of cheap beef interests
every citizen, and in order to obtain, it
the rich grazing lands of Western Texas
and Kansas, the valleys of new Mexico
and Colorado, must be ' freed from the
raids-of wild Indiana, which now ren
der the largest part of that region un
inhabitable by the stock-grower.
It matters very little to the people or
the government if the Indians in their
monthly raids steal a lew horses, snoot
a few men whom they can overpower
and carry off, or murder a few women
or children, but so soon as they begin
to realize the fact that it is causing a
steady increase in the price of beef,
we shall expect that effectual measures
will be taken to render the valleys and
the eastern slope of the Rocky Moun
tains, the grazing fields of America, as
habitable as any. portion of our vast
domain. Until this is the case, we may
look for a steady ' increase in the price
of beef as compared with the other
necessaries of life.
WILLIAMSON, Co., Texas, Jan. 14.
Mr. W. H. Sotham, of Detroit in no
ticing the operations of Mr. Wm.8mith,
on his farm in Wayne county, Michigan,
where ten miles of cedar pouts are built
and fifteen miles of tile drain laid down,
says: . ' - - ' ' .. -
I was much gratified to find that my
theory" and practice were well sustained
on this farm. Mr. Smith showed me a
field of grass, partly cut and partly un
cut about half of which wa dressed
with barnyard manure and its liquors ;
the other was left to its own culture.
The half dressed, Mr. Smith estimated
at throe tons per acre, while that not
dressed cut but little over a ton both
being in a similar state previously.
This was guesswork, but the contrast
was truly great'
Ion remember that the noted Ijeibig
considered ammonia almost the only
fertilizer in manure. My experience
taught me differently. -' I have long con
sidered ammonia a decaying agent and
that it never enters the plant at all ex
cept to destroy it -1 admit ' that the
tore you can get of it into the soil, the
more you release the fertilizers that are .
in it and when yon put it in, in the
shape of guano and other artificials of
the same nature, they r jb the soil of its
fertility to support the crop, leaving it
sterile for the following one, and if suoh
a system is long pursued, farewell to
Some fifteen years ago, a letter of
mine appeared in the Mark Lane Ex
press,, published in i-iondon a paper,
I suppose, which has a greater and
wider circulation than any other agri
cultural paper in the world. It was 00
pied into several agricultural papers in
this country and in England the doc
trine being so different from that pre
viously taught by Lei beg. f
He, full of wrath at my supposed ig
norance, pounced upon me like " lhe
lion upon the lamb," and said, if the
public believed such doctrine, the coun
try would be ruined, and immediately
advised all farmers to put an expensive
covering upon their manure heaps to j
keep the . ammonia confined . there. .
This example was followed throughout .
mnrli of EndaniL and everv man was
anxious to save the ammonia who un
derstood the meaning of the word. Lei
beg had ordered it dad it must be so.
About three years afterward J-ieiDg s
opinion changed. The mystery of such ,
Heavy uups inuu bup-uxcoaui, wuud .
all the ammonia escaped, was a puzzle 1
to him, and by some scientific tnowl-
edge of his own, he found out that
ammonia was not the fertilizer he had '
represented it to be, and he wrote an
apology to the Mark Lane Express for ,
his abrupt contradictions to me. . '
The covering of manure-heaps is now
dispensed with, and ammonia is al
lowed free access in tha air after it has
rjone fts duty in decaying the comr-tf: .
Paris before the Surrender—A Millionaire
M Labourohere, whose fortune is put
at half a million sterling, writing from
Paris to the London Daily News, just
before the capitulation, gave the fol
lowing pitiful account of his sorrows:
"I am looking forward with horrible
misgivings to the moment when I shall
have no more money, so that perhaps II
aiiau oe wanKiui lor Deing lougea ana
fed at the publio expense. My banker
has withdrawn from Paris, and his rep
resentative declines to look at my bilL
although I offer ruinous interest As
for friends they are all in a like condi
tion, for no one expected the siege to4
last so long. As for my hotel, need I ,
bserve that I do not pay my bill t bnt
in hotels the guests may' rimr in vain
for food.- I sleep on credit in a gor
geous bed a pauper I The room is
large. I wish it was smaller ' for the
firewood comes . from trees, just cut
down, and it .takes an hour to get the
logs to light: and then they only smol
der, and emit no heat The thermome
ter in my grand room, with its silken
curtains, is usually at freezing point
Then mv clothes I am- aeerTv. vr-
seedy. When I call upon a friend the
porter eyes me mistrustfully, in the
streets the beggars never ask me for
alms." The other day I had aeme news
papers in my hand ; an old gentleman
took one from me and paid me for it I
had read it so Ipocketed the halfpence.
I had been absent from Paris before the
siege, and I returned with a small bag.
x. in iiuuuuib mj uuu n tauor wno wm
work,' and - even if he did I could not
send him my one suit to mend, for what
should I wear in the meantime ? Decen
cy forbids it My pea-jacket is torn and
threadbare, my trowsera are frayed at
the bottom, and of many colors--like
Joseph's ooat As for my linen, I will
only say that the washerwomen have
struck work, as they have no fuel. I
invested a few weeks ago in a pair of
cheap boots. They are my torment
They have split in various places, and
I wear a pair of gaiters purple, like
those of a- respectable ecclesiastic to
cover the rents. X bought them on the
boulevard, and at the same stall I
bought a - bright blue handkerchief
which was going cheap ; this I wear
around my neck. . My upper man re
sembles that of a dog stealer, my lower
man mat 01 a oisnop. My greatest troub
les are my buttons. When I had more
than one change of raiment the buttons
remained in their places: now they
drop off aa though I went a mnltino-
iowi, a nave to pin myself together
elaborately, and whenever I want to get
anytnmg out of my pocket X am afraid
of falling to pieces. . For my food. I
allowance myself, in order to eke ont as
long as possible my resources. I dine
and breakfast at a socond-elass restau
rant . Cat, dog, horse and rat are very
well as novelties, but taken habitually
they do not assimilate with my inner
man. - Horse, doctors say, is heating;
I only wish it would heat me. . I give
this description of my - existence, as it
is that of many others. Those who
have means, and those who have none,
unless these means are in Paris, row in
the same boat" '
in Distress. Sad Accident in China--Many Lives Lost.
in Distress. Sad Accident in China--Many Lives Lost. Hong Kong (Dec. 18) Correspondence of the New
in Distress. Sad Accident in China--Many Lives Lost. Hong Kong (Dec. 18) Correspondence of the New York Times.
An accident at Canton has attracted
considereble attention amongthe native
population. The foreign settlement of
Shameen is built on an artifice! island,
separated from the mainland by a canal,
across which two or three bridges were
built by the British, engineers, under
whose supervision the island was filled
in.' A few days since a Chinese house
on the native aide of the canal caught
fire, and two fire engines took up their
position on one of these bridges, the1
better to command the burning building.-
The bridge .was crowded with
natives working at the entnnes with
considerable zeal and effect when sud
denly, without a moment's warning, the
trestlcwork gave way, and engines and
men were precipitated into the canal
Soma were crushed beneath the engines.
and many more beneath the huge tim
bers of the structure, while others were
drowned before help could be extended
to them. - It ia computed that there
were from eighty to one . hundred per
sons on the bndire when it collapsed.
a few of whom escaped with their lives.
Eighteen corpses only have thus far
been recovered, but several yet remain
beneath the debris at the bottom of the
The fabric having been con
structed by British engineers, advan
tage is, of course, taken of the fact by
the anti-foreiirn aeitators of the city.
and considerable ill-feeling has, in con
sequence, been manifested. " though
happily, as yet, confined to words.
Astonishing Skating Feat.
On the 23 inst three Newbnrghers,
name respectively Charles if.- and
George June and Gilbert Carpenter,
skated from Newbnrgh to Albany, a
distance of 100 miles, in seven hours
and five minutes skating time. - From
Newburgh to Poughkeepsie, distance
sixteen miles, they found the ice very
rough, and were one hour and fifty
minutes skating that distance. From
Hyde Park to Catskill, forty miles, the
ioe was in a splended condition for
skating and ice-boating, and they made
that distance in two hours and a half,
or an average of sixteen miles an hour.
Just before - reaching ' Castleton - they
found the ice to be very rough, 'and
were compelled to cross and recross
the river several times. On the last
mile of the one hundred Charles F.
June made a "spurt" and skated it in
three minutes and one second. 'The
feat is believed to be without parallel
in the history of skating on the Hud
son. . .
Another Thbobt Doubted. Charles
Dickens, it has been repeatedly stated,
was a victim to some extent of too vio
lent and persistent exercise, and every
body who has got himself out of bed at
an untimely hour in the morning, " to
get the fresh air,-" or for some - other
nonsense, remembers witlu bitter feel
ings against the one who advised him
to do so, the exhausted state which re
sulted from his experiment in the latter
part of the day. The New iork Lead
er has a labored article to show that
exercise ' is not - necessary to. good
health, and proves it position by some
remarkable examples. , " Louis Napo
leon," it says, " was close shut up in
Ham five years, and " all the - time was
' vulgarly healthy,' while since he. has
been confined in Wiiliamshoe he has
had a 'fat time of it' and was never
'-- - . 1 .
Thb "scientific" color for spring suits
will be deep, solid brown subject to
combination with all shades of brown,
As many aa fourteen, - and . perhaps
twenty, tints of a color will appear in
the same costume. But if not skilfully
blended the effect will be a-failure and
1 Fhiialb sutfrage has been refused in
Illinois, Iowa and Missouri,
Telegraphic Notes. AT HOME .
'Thu New York police have recovered
$8,000 worth ot silks lately stolen from
the French Steamship Company's docks.
Thb conference oommittee on
Southern Pacific Railroad bill have
nmnr,;. . a ;n 1 i
of main trunk, with a branch from
Marshall, Texas, to. New Orleans,
and Baton Rouge, and
branch of the Southern Pacific Bail-
.4 . -..!: : a .1 it 1 n .
mmx vauiuEiuSf uuw uitruurvj-imD
parallel, to connect with the 'junk
the Colorado river, : near the thirty -second
parallel ; -.
- Ths Senate on the 2d confirmed the
following nominations: N, P. Chipman,
Secretary of the District of Columbia;
Wm. H. Lessig, SurveyoHQeneral (Col
orado); Thos. -J. McKinney, Superin
tendent 01 iniiinnast nmm for V aahmg
ton Territory; N. Connoyer, - Indian
Agent at. Unadilla, Wahington Terri
tory;. Joel Palmer, Indian Agent
Siletz, Washington Territory. ;
Thb statue of Roger Williams, con
tributed by the state of Rhode Island,
has reached Washington, and will be
iplaced in thA old hall of represents
ftives. ' . - - '-
Thb Tonng Men's Christian Associa
tion of Indianapolis have purchased
the leftse of the Exchange Varieties
Theatre, at that place, and the institu
tion win close on Monday.
h Thb recently arrived Japanese em-
bassy were presented to the President
on the 2d. There were present besides
the President and Secretary Fish- Mrs.
n. vr t:u vr r . w
A rare at Ottawa, Canada, on the 2d,
consumed the extensive dry-goods es
tablishment of Hunter, Shielbred ft
Co. Damage to stock, $90,000 ; build
Thb prize of five hundred dollars for
the first Prussian battle-flag captured
in the war, offered by California French
men, is claimed for Riootta- Garibaldi,
who captured the flag of the Sixty
first Prussian regiment at Dijon, Janu
ary 23d. .... .Z . -
Chbistinb Nilsson. has purchased
property, valued at $22,500, . in Peoria,
111. . She : intends to build thereon a
beautiful French villa. - - , .
Telegraphic Notes. AT HOME . ABROAD.
Gexs. Shebtdax and Forsyth e. of the
U. S. Army, have gone to Paris. " - .
A Loroon telegram announces another
terrible coUierfexplosion at Victoria,
by which twenty fives were lost -
. - .
Thb proffer of England's mediation
has been accepted - by both parties in
the dispute , between Egypt, and Spain.
- Thb Belgian army is being placed on
peace footing, and the militia have
been sent to their homes. " Vj- '
Thb Parisian populace, wreaked their
- m t v. . , ,
Thb French government has ordered
the immediate return of tha mobilized
National Guards to their homes.
The Pope has decided not to leave
the Vatican, fearing that if he does the
Italian government will confiscate it, -
Tho Irish question was: further de
bated in the House of Commons on the
evening of the 2d. ' ' '
1 Marshal Bazadtb's wife, a rich and
beautiful Mexican whom he married
during Maximilian's time, has just
borne him a son at CasseL The child
was literally baptized on French oil,
as the marshal . had enough earth
brought expressly from France to cover
the floor of the room. - . -. .
: A Vibxta paper reports the suicide,
by drowning in the Danube, of the no
torious adventuress, Cora PearL on ac
count of -an unfortunate attachment
She has -been for years the reigning
queen of the continental demi-monde..
The House has passed a roeolution
to pay Mrs. Leftwich, the widow of a
contestant for a seat, two thousand five
hundred dollars, - for expenses of the
oontest - . - - .-.
A bill has passed both houses pro
viding for an international exposition
in Philiulnlnbis- - - - - -
- The Senate has killed all steamship
. The Senate passed a resolution pro-
viding for compensation to the Georgia
Senators Hill and MiUerfrom the date
of their elections, July 29th, 1868, and
their alleged election, to the date of
which they were declared' not entitled
to a seat -
Both Houses have passed a bill au
thorizing the duplication of lost or de
oases. ' J - tr - f- - r
The House passed a civil service ap
propriation . biH, which leaves out all
appropriations for- new - government
buildings except at the League) Island
Navy Tard. The vote on the passage
of tbe bill was yeas 112, navs 73.
The House passed a bill repealing
the duties on ooal, by yeas 114, nays 4a.
A resolution was passed to continue
investigation of the alleged Eu-Elux
outrages in the south by a special com
mittee. . , .
The conference report on the Indian
appropriation bill was concurred in by
the House. By ibis bill the rights, so
long exercised by the Sena'e of making
treaties with scattered bands of Indians
within the territory of the United.
States, is ended. A provision is incor
porated that hereafter no Indian nation,
or tribe, within the- - territory of th
United States, shall be. acknowledged
or recognized as an independent na
tion, tribe or power with which tho
United States can contract by treaty.
The Senate passed the river and har
bor appropriation - bill. - Some reduc
tions of appropriations were made as
follows : Improvement of the St
Mary's Falls Canal ' and St Mary's
River, Michigan, from $250,000 to $200,
000; for the improvement of the Des
Moines Rapids, from $275,000 to $200,-
000; for the Falls of the Ohio River
and tho Louisville Canal, from $275,000
to $200,000. Appropriations were also
added as follows : ' Harbor (If Alton,
HL, $1,500; mouth of tho Missouri
River, $25,000, and for a general surrey
of the Mississippi River from Alton,
HL, to the mouth of the Missouri, iu- -eluding
the harbor of St Louis, $25,
000; $28,000 for the Fifteen Mile Falls,
on the Connecticut River.
A bill was passed in the House pro-1
l 1 1 .v I
yiuuig ior a ooara 01 mree commission
ers and a clerk, short-hand reporter
and messenger to examine the claims
of southern- loyalists. The commis
si oners are to have $5,000 a year each,
the clerk and reporter $2,500 etch, and
the messenger $1,200.
bonds " in certain
tF" Northwestern Horse Natl Co.,
manufacturers- of Patent Hammered Horse
Naii. Ortice 68 Weat Van Buren street, fac
i tory 66 to 6a West Van Buren street corner
Clinton street Chicago.
; ysmTdSAToi" $2$ OOOtjd..
3 AtAhhs,' ia Greece his' 302 chorohss.
Wolves . infest Delaware " county.
Ohio. . ;.. - '
Htexa brought 15 francs a pound in
Paris. , . . '
. . tr -r-j ... : lismi
Tim serve) apbaoaa aud. jrreMia at
uie xtasuTLue uvma - y
Thb finding of gold at Tuckahoe, N.
J.; has excited considerable interests
Harvard has not yet accepted Tale's
challenge lor th-annual University
rac..t . : .i '.'. . -. . r j"!C.'.
" Obshbvationist " in New Tort ia
t defined by an expert to mean, looking
round during the day to observe what
he could steal in the night - '
North Carousa is the fourteenth
State in the Union in point of popula-
! ton. - She is one of the sixteen that
have over one million inhabitants. .
'An ' anti-kissing society - has'' been
ionnea oy tne waieuaim j Rirm. no
befo." mmaSe ' i" laoiUK
via French ports axe filled with' psovis
Alexandria a ions bound for Paris, but which cannot
be forwarded for want of transporta-
I ting them in equal parts of eorn
I turnh tnri rarrwin&r.A nf maffiuwiiL
Two printers left Selma a few days
since in a skiff, for Mobile.; Stores on
board two bottles of benzine and a
Ah aeronaut has discovered that-a
woman's voice is audible, at a height of
two miles, while a man's voice hat never
been beard higher than a mile.
' Thb ice-banks on the shores of Lake
Ontario are more lofty at present than
for some years indicating heaver - seas
and a greater period of cold weather.
At a lecture given in- Frankfort Indi
an,- not long since,, the tickets read :
"Blessed are the pure in heart,. t for
they shall see. God., Admit one, . ' .
'Thb larnous Pantheon of Paris-has
escaped serious injury,, although. the
dome and outer walls bear marks o the
bombardment.- ..- -i -t
Thb Asphalte Pavements in Parisf du
ring the siege were, it is stated, exclu
sively used for fuel in the chochlate
factories and rice mills. i'
It is said that white, smooth, and
nnchapped hands can be obtained by
A Largs number of lovers' quarrels
have been reported in Terre Haute, be
cany the ungallant swains refused to
invest a month's salary in two Nilsson
concert tickets.- " -" - -- --'--, 1'
Missouri . laments the fact that its
State prison, with 700 able bodied con
victs, has in the last - three years cost
$231,000, more than it has earned.
Thb agent of the Mobile and Girard
road reports that a. large number' of
immigrants are about to settle on. 1 tbe
lands granted to tie company: j;
The Inman steamship lin6 wIQ put a
new first-class steamer on their Iin9
this SDrine ' and have contracted for
I another to be built in time for the
spring of 1872.
' . 1 " : "' 4, , .
J?' French prisoners in Belpum,
Pf6 wb? T "I
instruction, have been taught to read,
writo and cipher since their residence
in that country.
TMtbe W mMthaye toldterribly
on the resources of the Germans is evi
a dent from the fact that they accept for
garrison duty volunteers of sixty years
of age and upward. .. ' "
meeting-house with a front of pressed
brick and brown stone trimmings. The
jnterior is fitted up with walnut pews,
-..hi,- .nA Mmii. .... . ...
HARBOseBURO, Kentucky, reports'
sembly have adopted a platform, one
plank of which is "a fair and eqmtable
adjustment of the matter of the . old
Virginia debt" ; ; . . ;, v v
Tnl Kansa8 Senate has passed a bill
v; i;. llahf. t tw. iia1
r - .
a m . h fttlA AAPIAnft IA
marvellous meteor, followed by waves,
of stra-v -colored and blue light and a
"long, torn, faded, but beautiful gar
ment of light" ' ;
Thb Maryland Court of . Appeals has
decided that a man who marries a minor
becomes responsible for any ' debts
which might have been enforced against
her notwithstanding her minority. .
. Thb new missionary packet Morning
Star will sail from Boston for Honolulu
this week a messenger from the Sab
bath schools of America to the isles of
the sea.. . ... - "."'.
1 .. : . - 1.- r
In Clarion county. PaJ recently, a
man, who recklessly discharged a pis
tol into a crowd and killed an unoffend
ing person, was convicted of involun
tary manslaughter only; and sentenced
to but eight months'' imprisonment
Dickbiis's executors, Mr. John Fros
ter and Mr. Dickns's sister-in-law, Miss
Hogarth, . having disposed of tha -author's,
entire series of coyprighta; to
Messrs. Chapman and HaU at a very
: It is said that the) Republican mem
bers of the West, Virginia General As-
they sell liquor. Tho owner of. the
building where the liquor is sold is al
so liable for damages. - -
' Sow consider the frisrhtful small-pox
rpidemie now prevailing in ixnaon, to
be the result 01 tne anu-vaoonauou war
of a few years ago, as 90 per cent of tho
rases prove fatal where vaccination 10
neglected.. ., . , - .
A Gbobgia colored debating soeiety
was lately discussing, "which is. the
best for the laboring man, to work for
wages or part of tho crops i" An old
' uncle" spoke the"sense of the meeting
when he thought "bofewaa de best
if dey could only be brung togedder
somehow. , . : C , ;
On of the Prussian shells entered
through the roof of the bath house in
Paris, and fell into a bath in which
there was a bather at the time. Of
course it did not explode, but the gen
tleman in the bath immediately vaca
ted it in favor of the new comer, and .
got away with a few slight bruises.
"Loxdo has 316 newspapers, of which
21 are daily. 216 are weeklies. 100 of
which are issued on Saturday and only
one on Sunday. It has also 483 periodi
cal publications, such as magazines,
reviews, etc., of which 299 are reli
gious, representing every shade of opin
ion. It has 50 juvenile publications,
nearly all of them illustrated. ; ,
Turn Kansas Ciirr ( Missouri) Bulle
tin- in its admiration of the member of
Congress for that district says that it has
watched the congressional course of
Col Robert T. Van Horn, and the con
viction established . thereby is that
Daniel Webster was an ' inordinately
overrated man. : ' . . .
TTnvnim sta beinff - thickly 'heaped.
upon tho head of Kaiser Wilhelm, The
last and most touching tribute to Ms
orth and greatness is his election as
honorary member to the. CharLestown
( S. C) German Schuetzen Corps, and
the appointment of a Committee to in
form him of the happy event
A S as Francisco surgeon was called
to a house to amputate a leg for a wo
man ThA annmi was near-sighted,
and, being told to go up stairs into the
back-room, went up and performed the
operation, and was astonished after-
a leg for the German servant gm.
The girl said she was scared some, but
thought it was one of our customs.